“Development does not mean that we should forget and neglect our folk art and culture, on the contrary folk art can be used to expedite development,” said veteran Congress MLA Mr Narasingha Mishra while inaugurating the Loka Kala Utsav here. He is also the leader of Opposition in the Odisha Assembly.
The Loka Kala Utsav is an annual event organised by Dulduli Kala Parishad with the support of the Ministry of culture. Mr Laxman Meher and others like the chairman of the Utsav, Mr S Mishra,G G Mishra were present at the inaugural ceremony.
The three day cultural extravaganza showcases art, culture, folk dance and sons of the district. Seminars and series of meetings are also held. Artists and research scholars from across the state joined the event to share their valuable ideas and experiences on Odisha Folk Art.
Mr Narasingha Mishra said “such events help to showcase tradition which is unfortunately neglected and ignored by the system know.” He hoped everyone will unite to preserve and promote folk tradition.